We’re coming back with more dark fiction to send shivers up your spines in the cold harshness of a January night. This show marks our transition to Saturday nights as well, so plan accordingly.
Martin Pousson was born and raised in the bayou land of Acadiana. His novel, No Place, Louisiana, was published by Riverhead Books and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His collection of poetry, Sugar, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His short stories were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2014. The stories have been published in numerous journals and reviews including Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Parnassus, The Rattling Wall, Cimarron Review, and New Orleans Review. He is working now on a story collection called Black Sheep Boy.
Benzon Ray Barbin is a writer and photographer from San Diego, California. Ever since he was a kid, he has loved science-fiction and fantasy. Aside from the staples of Star Wars and Star Trek, Japanese anime like Macross and the video game series Final Fantasy inspired him to write. Benn has an interest in intelligent, action-oriented stories. He is currently trying to get his novel, Reflections of Destiny published. When he’s not teaching English online or photographing, he enjoys listening to indie/electronic music on vinyl with his girlfriend Mary and drinking coffee from a French press. He has a love for football and will be disappointed when the season is over. He holds a B.A. in English from National University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UC Riverside. Find him on Twitter (@seiken1), and if you’re interested, samples of his photography can be viewed at: http://500px.com/seiken1
Lilliam Rivera is a 2013 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow and a 2013 Enchanted Land Fellow at A Room of Her Own Foundation. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bellevue Literary Review, The Rumpus.net, Los Angeles Review of Books, Writers Tribe Review Spring 2013, Antioch University’s Lunch Ticket, Sucker Literary, and Latina. She’s currently working on a contemporary young adult novel titled My Shelf Life, an untitled speculative fiction novel, and various short stories. Lilliam can be found at www.lilliamrivera.com.
Jace Daniel is a writer residing in Los Angeles. His work has been published in the New York Times Bestsellers ‘Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure’ (2008), ‘Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure’ (2009), and ‘The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure’ (2012).
Jace Daniel’s recent novel Under Angels, a supernatural thriller set in legendary tunnels beneath Los Angeles, is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. He’s also written its award-winning adapted screenplay, and is currently developing the tale into a graphic novel. http://underangels.com
For more about Jace Daniel, please visit http://jaced.com
Martin Lastrapes is a novelist and his debut novel, Inside the Outside, won the Grand Prize at the 2012 Paris Book Festival. He grew up in the Inland Empire, studied at Cal State San Bernardino, has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Composition. He loves good pizza, watches his favorite movies over and over again, learned many a lesson from professional wrestling, doesn’t think there is such a thing as overpaid, wonders if he’ll ever be famous enough to be on “Dancing With the Stars,” is scared of Vladimir Putin, wonders if it’s too late to learn how to play the guitar, gets depressed when he hears the theme song from “M*A*S*H,” wishes he knew more history, wonders why Teen Wolf never made it to the NBA, and wants Morgan Freeman to narrate his life. You can find him online at Inside Martin (Official Website), Amazon Author Page, Twitter, Facebook
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